Heartful Arts is a community arts programme that brings together international artists with communities to collaborate on large artworks together. In the process, participants make meaningful connections and expand their worldviews through creative, heartful art.
In 2017, the Jean Marc Calvert Heartful Arts tour created a community-made mural at the Auckland City Library. Robert Young of Melbourne visited in 2018, while 2019 saw phenomenal Mexican embroidery artist Victoria Villasana visit Northland, Auckland and Wellington.
The Heartful Arts tour is an intersection of two of Splice’s key values: creativity and collaboration. The investment in bringing an international artist to New Zealand widens the perspectives of participants, brings a considerable return on investment and growth for Splice as a national organisation.